Could Gabapentin cause Arrhythmia - from FDA reports


Summary

Arrhythmia is found among people who take Gabapentin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 51,478 people who have side effects while taking Gabapentin from FDA. Among them, 840 have Arrhythmia. Find out below who they are, when they have Arrhythmia and more.

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Gabapentin

Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 89,049 users)

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, pain, atrial fibrillation/flutter, osteoporosis (latest reports from 111,438 Arrhythmia patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

51,478 people reported to have side effects when taking Gabapentin.
Among them, 840 people (1.63%) have Arrhythmia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Gabapentin cause Arrhythmia?

Time on Gabapentin when people have Arrhythmia *:

  • < 1 month: 43.37 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.73 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 10.84 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.41 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Gabapentin *:

  • female: 53.99 %
  • male: 46.01 %

Age of people who have Arrhythmia when taking Gabapentin *:

  • 0-1: 0.28 %
  • 2-9: 0.7 %
  • 10-19: 2.23 %
  • 20-29: 4.03 %
  • 30-39: 9.46 %
  • 40-49: 17.52 %
  • 50-59: 25.59 %
  • 60+: 40.19 %

Severity of Arrhythmia **:

  • least: 33.33 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (73 people, 8.69%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (59 people, 7.02%)
  • Neuralgia (47 people, 5.60%)
  • High Blood Pressure (47 people, 5.60%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (45 people, 5.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (156 people, 18.57%)
  • Lasix (121 people, 14.40%)
  • Zometa (109 people, 12.98%)
  • Omeprazole (104 people, 12.38%)
  • Lorazepam (104 people, 12.38%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Hypotension (200 people, 23.81%)
  • Pain (197 people, 23.45%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (170 people, 20.24%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (157 people, 18.69%)
  • Fatigue (150 people, 17.86%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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